Posts tagged "Chicago Reader"

A few selections from the Chicago journalism world on the 2012 Presidential Election

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Hey everybody! A bit later today I will write my “how-I-feel-four-years-later” Obama post, but for now I wanted to share a few election-related selections from the Chicago journalism world, as well as links to my ChicagoNow folks. As seen in this video: * Here’s Hoping, my story at Time Out Chicago * Still Hoping for... Read more »

People With Passion: Ben Joravsky

People With Passion: Ben Joravsky
A People with Passion series Chicago journalism December 20, 2011: Ben Joravsky In this excerpt of Jack M Silverstein’s Chicago journalism People With Passion series, Chicago Reader political writer Ben Joravsky discusses the challenges in writing about Chicago’s tax increment financing program, the cluelessness of Chicagoans, and the trouble with aldermen. - - - I... Read more »

EOC spotlight on: Ben Joravsky of The Third City

EOC spotlight on: Ben Joravsky of The Third City
And here you thought we would spotlight Ben Joravsky of the Chicago Reader. Don’t worry Chicago: that spotlight is certainly coming. We had to push our Joravsky People With Passion post back a week, so when it drops on Wednesday, you’ll be able to read plenty about Joravsky the brilliant political writer. For now, Eye... Read more »
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EOC spotlight on: Michael Miner, Chicago Reader 40 year anniversary story

EOC spotlight on: Michael Miner, Chicago Reader 40 year anniversary story
On October 1, 2011, the Chicago Reader turned 40 years old. To celebrate, one of EOC’s favorite throwback, grizzled, cigar-chomping newspapermen Michael Miner penned this delightful ode to the free weekly’s 40 years. Does Miner chomp his cigars? Hell, does he even smoke them? I have no idea. But he is certainly one of the old-timers... Read more »

EOC spotlight on: Whet Moser, Chicago Reader

EOC spotlight on: Whet Moser, Chicago Reader
Back in March 2009, Whet Moser (then of the Reader, now of Chicago Magazine) wrote a dynamite blog post turned cover story about “journalism’s past, present, and future” that broke down the animus many traditional journalists feel toward bloggers and outlined in plain, detailed language why your future journalism career may depend on your being an... Read more »

EOC spotlight on: Mick Dumke & Kevin Warwick, Chicago Reader

EOC spotlight on: Mick Dumke & Kevin Warwick, Chicago Reader
What makes a great magazine feature? Sometimes one great story can fuel a single article. Sometimes, though, a reporter can pull a few parallel stories together and turn that into a great story. That is the approach behind “Criminal Courts,” the latest cover story in the Reader. It comes from Kevin Warwick and our pal... Read more »
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EOC spotlight on: J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader

EOC spotlight on: J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader
I interviewed Chicago Reporter publisher Alden Loury this afternoon, and during our discussion he told me about some of the smaller tasks he handled during the early days of his journalism career, including work as a score-taker at the News-Gazette in Champaign. (A score-taker sat in the newsroom and fielded calls from coaches, who would... Read more »

People with Passion: Mick Dumke

People with Passion: Mick Dumke
A People with Passion series Chicago journalism August 15, 2011: Mick Dumke If you have lived in Chicago for more than six months, it’s possible you don’t know Mick Dumke’s name, but you probably know his work. Along with fellow reporter Ben Joravsky, Dumke was instrumental in guiding Chicago into awareness of our shady tax increment... Read more »

How to follow the music scene in Chicago: an introduction

How to follow the music scene in Chicago: an introduction
Following music in Chicago is like going to Vegas: if you don’t find your niche, you’ll be overwhelmed. Me? My Vegas niche is the sports book. Get me hunkered down in front of a giant wall of huge screens with a bunch of stats and dates and numbers surrounded by a sea of twitchy gamblers... Read more »
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